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Podcast, CME focus on reducing stigma by increasing compassion resilience

The latest episode of WisMed OnCall—the Wisconsin Medical Society’s biweekly podcast—takes a brief look at “Increasing Compassion Resilience,” the focus of an upcoming continuing medical education program being offered during the Society’s Annual Meeting Saturday, April 14.

In 2017 the Society created a Mental and Behavioral Health Task Force to improve access to services for mental health and substance use disorders, to address the workforce shortage and to address the stigma associated with mental health.

In this week’s episode, Peter Welch interviews Sue McKenzie, director for Rogers InHealth and a member of the executive committee for WISE, a statewide coalition that aims to reduce stigma and promote inclusion and support for those affected with mental health challenges. The pair talk about stigma as it relates to mental health treatment and what physicians and other professionals in “helping” professions can do to increase their own compassion resilience so they can better face tough situations and bounce back to face the next one. The podcast is available here.

Annual Meeting CME
During the upcoming CME program, McKenzie will explore the topic in much greater detail, sharing insights into the experience of stigma, what works to reduce stigmatizing tendencies and how physicians can lead efforts to minimize compassion fatigue within themselves.

Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, “Increasing Compassion Resilience: A Key to Stigma Reduction” is Saturday, April 14, from 9 to 11 a.m. at Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison.

Special pricing is available for all Society members. Annual Meeting delegates and Society Board members should contact education@wismed.org prior to registering to receive login information and a coupon code. All participants must register as space is limited.

This educational opportunity is supported by a grant from the PIC Wisconsin Fund of the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation. To learn more about the program or to register, visit the Society’s Continuing Education Center.

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